Miller, Randolph Crump, 1910-2002

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Randolph Crump Miller was a Yale Divinity School professor in the field of Religious Education for more than twenty years beginning in 1952.

From the description of Randolph Crump Miller Papers, 1932-1985 (inclusive). (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 702165128

Randolph Crump Miller was born in Fresno, CA on October 1, 1910, the son of the Reverend Ray Oakley Miller and Laura Belle Crump Miller. He earned his B.A. degree from Pomona College in 1931. Miller came to Yale to study with Luther Weigle, Hugh Hartshorne, Robert Calhoun, and Douglas Clyde Macintosh. He was a special studnet at Episcopal Theological School in Cambridge, MA during 1935-1936 and received his Ph.D. from Yale in 1936. Miller was ordained in the Protestant Episcopal Church in 1935.

From 1936 to 1952 Miller taught at Church Divinity School of the Pacific, Berkeley, CA. He was also chaplain to Episcopal students at the University of California through 1940. In 1952 Miller returned to Yale as Professor of Christian Education on the Luther Weigle Fund. Upon the retirement of Paul Vieth in 1964, Miller became the Horace Bushnell Professor of Christian Nurture at Yale Divinity School. Miller received a D.D. from the Pacific School of Religion in 1952 and a D. D. from Episcopal Theological School in 1961. He became Professor Emeritus at Yale in 1981.

Over the course of his career, Miller wrote eighteen books (several translated into Japanese and Korean) and published many articles. His books include What We Can Believe, Biblical Theology and Christian Education, Christian Nurture and the Church, Your Child's Religion: A Practical Guide for Parents, The American Spirit in Theology, This We Can Believe, and several others. His 1950 book, The Clue to Christian Education, was highly influential in the field of religious instruction. Miller gave sermons, lectures, and workshops throughout the United States and abroad. A jazz enthusiast and expert, Miller spoke widely on the theology of jazz, as well as on topics in theology and Christian education. From 1958-1978 he was editor of the interfaith journal, Religious Education, published by the Religious Education Association.

Professor Miller was a member of the Episcopal Evangelical Fellowship and the Religious Education Association. He was a trustee of the periodicals The Churchman and the Anglican Theological Review, and served as a consultant in Christian education for the National Council of Protestant Episcopal Churches. He served as director of Christian education at Trinity Church on the Green in New Haven from 1961-1971.

For more biographical information, see Miller's Festschrift: Process and Relationship, edited by Iris Cully and Kendig Brubaker Cully (Birmingham, AL: Religious Education Press, 1978).

From the guide to the Randolph Crump Miller Papers, 1932-1997, (Yale University Divinity School Library)

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referencedIn Religious Education Association. Religious Education Association records, 1902-1988 (inclusive). Yale University, Divinity School Library
referencedIn Theological Discussion Group Papers, 1933-1965 Yale University Divinity School Library
creatorOf Randolph Crump Miller Papers, 1932-1997 Yale University Divinity School Library
referencedIn Religious Education Association. Archives of the Religious Education Association, 1902-1988. Yale University, Divinity School Library
referencedIn Archives of the Religious Education Association, 1902-1982 Yale University Divinity School Library
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referencedIn Theological Discussion Group Papers, 1933-1965 Yale University Divinity School Library
referencedIn Theological Discussion Group. Theological Discussion Group papers, 1934-1961. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Religious Education Association. Religious Education Association records, Addendum A, 1982-2003 (inclusive). Yale University, Divinity School Library
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